Imperial illusions

1- Why, according to Sen, is the story of British rule in India relevant today?

2- What arguments does Niall Ferguson make in regards to the British and American Empires? Thinking about what we discussed last class, do you
agree with him?

3- What was the key difference in how Japan and India were “globalized”? Why does Sen make this point?

4- What arguments are generally put forth regarding the achievements of British rule in India and how does Sen respond to each?

5- What assumptions did British imperial agents have regarding pre-colonial Indian society and Indians themselves?